In the past, this cuvée was known as “Tradition”, a name chosen in the 1970’s by Pierre’s parents.
The name “Latitude” was chosen to characterise better this very round cuvée, with its rich, charming style.
It is made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes which all come from the same “latitude”: the south of Vertus. A generous terroir and grapes picked fully ripe: the Latitude cuvée is the festive Champagne par excellence, which nonetheless retains the characteristic purity of the estate’s Champagnes.
This non-vintage cuvée contains 40% of wines coming from the estate’s perpetual reserve started in 2004.
« Based on the 2016 vintage and disgorged in December 2018, the latest release of Larmandier-Bernier’s NV Extra-Brut Blanc de Blancs Latitude bursts with a generous bouquet of yellow orchard fruit, peach, blanched almonds and white flowers that’s less citrusy and stony than the corresponding Longitude. Full-bodied, broad and textural on the palate, it’s fleshy and enveloping, with ripe but racy acids and a muscular core of fruit, concluding with an expansive finish. The contrast between the Larmandier’s two non-vintage cuvées couldn’t be more obvious.»